Thursday, January 27, 2011

Roy the Demon - Another Wild Hair Story

A year and a half or so ago, I wrote a short story called "Neighbors," detailing the adventures of Roy the demon,  a guard on Hell's south gate. Roy is your typical seven-and-a-half-feet-tall red devil, horns, like that, beset by the little old lady who lives next door, and who comes off second best in the encounter.

It was strange, and, if I do say so myself, funny little story that ended with the line "Hell was little old ladies with cats."

Eventually, I stuck it up on, packaged with a couple other stories I wrote, and went on my merry way.

Yesterday, for some reason, Roy came up in my thoughts: I had an image of him playing Texas Hold 'Em at a table with some other demons. So, as I do when these things fall upon me from the aether, I wrote the scene. 

One scene led to another. For those of you not writers, the progression is not that difficult. You just keep wondering: And then what happened? And you write down what you think happens next, and eventually, you get to the end of the story.

I'm have an idea -- though I'm not certain -- where the tale is going to end up, but I already have Roy losing the hand of cards and having to work somebody's shift -- they play poker for time chits, in Hell.

Right now, he's doing the stint as an A&R (Arts and Repertoire) guy in the Music Section of Hell, and listening to some really, really bad musical acts. 

I'll let you know how it goes ...


Bill said...

The original story sounds interesting but I cannot find it on Amazon or smashwords. I looked in kindle e books on amazon is it somewhere else?

Bill said...

never mind I found it "a trio of short stories"

Steve Perry said...

Yep, sorry, I should have made that more clear in the posting --